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Beacon Virtua: An Immersive Batavia Shipwreck Experience

Join Curtin Alumni & Community Relations for a simulated historical experience "Beacon Virtua: An Immersive Batavia Shipwreck Experience" at the Hub for Immersive Visualisation and eResearch (HIVE) on Wednesday 7 June 2017.    

Please note: Due to the popularity of the event, we have added a second session on the evening to begin at 7pm. Registrations are now open.

The Batavia was shipwrecked off the coast of Western Australia in 1629, leaving the remaining survivors stranded on Beacon Island. It is on this island that the dark history of the Batavia unfolded, with mutiny breaking out among the survivors, leading to the subsequent infamous massacre.

WA Museum Department of Maritime Archaeology Curator, and Curtin alumna, Corioli Souter will explore the story of the Batavia Shipwreck, while Curtin HIVE Manager and alumnus Dr Andrew Woods will take the audience on a virtual tour of the island using the HIVE's simulation technology.

Join us to experience and explore Curtin's immersive visual facility, and learn more about WA's notorious Batavia shipwreck.

Event details

DATE Wednesday 7 June 2017

Session One (SOLD OUT)
5.30pm: Registration and refreshments
6pm - 7pm: HIVE experience
7pm - 7.30pm: Refreshments

7pm: Registration and refreshments
7.30pm - 8.30pm: HIVE experience


The HIVE, John Curtin Gallery
Building 200A, Curtin University
Bentley WA 6102


Parking is available in D3 carpark


$15 (includes refreshments)


By Wednesday 31 May 2017
Please note that places are limited.


Register now


Further information

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate at this event please advise when you RSVP. We will contact you to provide assistance.

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